Lyles K's 10, Astros Offense Comes To Life In The 9th.

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Jordan Lyles was stellar tonight limiting the Mariners to three hits and no runs in seven innings while striking out ten, and the offense scored six times in the ninth to give the Astros a 6-1 victory.

What a game. If pitching is your thing, and your an Astros fan then this was the game for you. Jordan Lyles had arguably the best game of his major league career thus far. His final line for the night, seven innings pitched, ZERO earned runs, two walks, and double digit (10) strikeouts. This was his ninth start of the season, and so far he's only allowed more than three earned runs in one of those starts. In short, he's been pretty impressive this season, and hopefully that can continue.

As for the game, pitching was the name of the game tonight. Jordan Lyles and Jeremy Bonderman matched zero's for seven innings tonight, and Bonderman was able to put up one extra zero in the eight for good measure.

Astros fans looked like they were headed for another heartache of a loss tonight as Hector Ambriz, Travis Blackley, and Paul Clemens combined to allow two hits and a run in the eighth inning. It appeared as though the offense failed to show up again and that the Astros were destined for a 1-0 loss.

However, something surprising happened in the top of the ninth, and the Astros bats came alive and put up a six spot to take a 6-1 lead. How exactly did that happen? It started with a Castro single, which was followed by a Martinez single. Carlos Corporan then bunted the two into scoring position which opened up first base allowing Tom Wilhelmsen to intentionally walk Pena to load the bases. Chris Carter then followed with a two-run double to give the Astros the lead 2-1. The Mariners then decided to intentionally walk Matt Dominguez. Barnes followed that IBB with a single to score Pena and give he Astros a 3-1 lead. Jose Altuve followed up that with a single of his own to drive in two and make it 5-1. Brandon Barnes later scored in the inning to bring the game to 6-1 where it would stay.

Paul Clemens, who was brought in to record the last out of the eighth, stayed in to close it out in the ninth.

The Astros finally get an off day tomorrow before starting a series with the Chicago White Sox and Chris Sale over the weekend.

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